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Arnold Wesker

Born: - Died: 2016-04-12
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Death Summary: Arnold Wesker died at the age of 83. Early reports did not specify a cause of death, but he had suffered from Parkinson's Disease.

Director Stephen Daldry was quoted as saying, "He was an adventurer and delight in the rehearsal room, who challenged and stretched every director he worked with. With his passing… we are beginning to lose the voices of a generation that shaped theater as we understand it today.”

Who was Arnold Wesker : Arnold Wesker was a British writer known most for his plays (of which he wrote 50). He also wrote four volumes of short stories, two volumes of essays, a book on journalism, a children's book, journalistic articles, poetry, and more.

Weskers works include: The Kitchen, Chicken Soup with Barley, Roots, I'm Talking about Jerusalem, Menace, Chips with Everything, The Nottingham Captain, Four Seasons, Their Very Own and Golden City, The Friends, The Old Ones, The Journalist, The Wedding Feast, Shylock, Love Letters on Blue Paper, Phoenix, Caritas, Words on the Wind, One More Ride on the Merry-Go-Round, Breakfast, Sullied Hand, Four Portraits - Of Mothers, Annie Wobbler, Yardsale, Cinders, The Merchant, Say Goodbye: You May Never See Them Again, Distinctions, Whatever Happened to Betty Lemon?, When God Wanted a Son, Lady Othello, Little Old Lady & Shoeshine, Badenheim, Beorhtel's Hill, Men Die Women Survive, Letter To A Daughter, Blood Libel, Wild Spring, Bluey, The Confession, Circles of Perception, Break, My Heart, Denial, The King's Daughters, Barabbas, The Kitchen Musical, Groupie, Longitude, Letter to Myself, Honey, The Rocking Horse, Wesker On Theatre, and Joy and Tyranny.

Wesker won numerous awards through the years including an Evening Standard Theatre Award, the Italian Marzotto Prize, the Spanish Best Foreign Play Award, the Goldie Award, and the Last Frontier Lifetime Achievement Award. He was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was knighted.
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